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Accounting Policies of Balaji Telefilms Ltd. Company

Mar 31, 2017

1. GENERAL INFORMATION

Balaji Telefilms Limited was incorporated on November 10, 1994 under the Companies Act, 1956. The Company has established itself as a leader in television content in India particularly for Hindi language content and has also successfully ventured in the regional television content market and event business.

2. STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE AND BASIS OF PREPARATION

a) These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) notified under the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 as amended by the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2016. The Company adopted Ind AS from April 1, 2016.

The financial statements are presented in Indian Rupees (INR) which is also the Company''s functional currency. All values are rounded to the nearest lacs, unless otherwise stated.

Up to the year ended March 31 2016, the Company prepared its financial statements in accordance with the requirements of previous GAAP, which includes Standards notified under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006. These are the Company''s first Ind AS financial statements.

b) The financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors and authorized for issue on May 23, 2017.

c) Use of estimates and judgments

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Ind AS requires management to make judgments, estimates and assumptions, that affect the application of accounting policies and the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, income, expenses etc. at the date of these financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses for the years presented. Actual results may differ from these estimates.

Estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed at each balance sheet date. Revisions to accounting estimates are recognized in the period in which the estimate is revised and future periods affected.

d) First-time adoption of Ind AS -mandatory exceptions and optional exemptions :

Overall principle

The Company has prepared the opening balance sheet as per Ind AS as of April 1, 2015 (the transition date) by recognizing all assets and liabilities whose recognition is required by Ind AS, not recognizing items of assets or liabilities which are not permitted by Ind AS, by reclassifying items from previous GAAP to Ind AS as required under Ind AS, and applying Ind AS in measurement of recognized assets and liabilities. However, this principle is subject to the certain exception and certain optional exemptions availed by the Company as detailed below.

De-recognition of financial assets and financial liabilities

The Company has applied the de-recognition requirements of financial assets and financial liabilities prospectively for transactions occurring on or after April 1, 2015 (the transition date).

Impairment of financial assets

The Company has applied the impairment requirements of Ind AS 109 retrospectively; however, as permitted by Ind AS 101, it has used reasonable and supportable information that is available without undue cost or effort to determine the credit risk at the date that financial instruments were initially recognized in order to compare it with the credit risk at the transition date. Further, the Company has not undertaken an exhaustive search for information when determining, at the date of transition to Ind AS, whether there have been significant increases in credit risk since initial recognition, as permitted by Ind AS 101.

Past business combinations

The Company has elected not to apply Ind AS 103 Business Combinations retrospectively to past business combinations that occurred before the transition date of April 1, 2015.

Deemed cost for property, plant and equipment and intangible assets

The Company has not elected the exemption of previous GAAP carrying value of all its Property, Plant and Equipment and Intangible Assets recognized as of April 1, 2015 (transition date) as deemed cost. Consequently, cost in respect of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets has been retrospective premeasured in accordance with Ind AS.

Determining whether an arrangement contains a lease

The Company has applied Appendix C of Ind AS 17 Determining whether an Arrangement contains a Lease to determine whether an arrangement existing at the transition date contains a lease on the basis of facts and circumstances existing at that date.

Equity investments at Fair Value Through Other Comprehensive Income (FVTOCI)

The Company has designated certain investment in equity shares as at FVTOCI on the basis of facts and circumstances that existed at the transition date.

Investments in subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates -

The Company has availed the exemption to exercise the option of considering Indian GAAP carrying amount as deemed cost under Ind AS as on transition date.

3. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

a) Property, plant and equipment :

Buildings held for use in the production or supply of goods or services, or for administrative purposes, are stated in the consolidated balance sheet at cost less accumulated depreciation and accumulated impairment losses.

Property, plant and equipment are stated at cost of acquisition or construction less accumulated depreciation less accumulated impairment, if any. The estimated useful lives, residual values, are reviewed at the end of each reporting period, with the effect of any changes in estimate accounted for on a prospective basis.

When an asset is scrapped or otherwise disposed off, the cost and related depreciation are removed from the books of account and resultant profit or loss, if any, is reflected in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

b) Depreciation and amortization

Depreciation on Property, Plant and Equipment has been provided on the straight-line method as per the useful life prescribed in Schedule

II to the Companies Act, 2013 except for the following assets which are depreciated as per management estimates of their useful life which are as under:

Studios and sets - 3 years

Leasehold improvements - on a straight line basis over the period of lease

c) Impairment of tangible

At the end of each reporting period, the Company reviews the carrying amounts of its tangible to determine whether there is any indication that those assets have suffered an impairment loss. If any such indication exists, the recoverable amount of the asset is estimated in order to determine the extent of the impairment loss (if any). When it is not possible to estimate the recoverable amount of an individual asset, the Company estimates the recoverable amount of the cash-generating unit to which the asset belongs.

If the recoverable amount of an asset (or cash-generating unit) is estimated to be less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount of the asset (or cash-generating unit) is reduced to its recoverable amount. An impairment loss is recognized immediately in the statement of profit or loss.

When an impairment loss subsequently reverses, the carrying amount of the asset (or a cash-generating unit) is increased to the revised estimate of its recoverable amount, but so that the increased carrying amount does not exceed the carrying amount that would have been determined had no impairment loss been recognized for the asset (or cash-generating unit) in prior years. A reversal of an impairment loss is recognized immediately in the Statement of profit or loss.

d) Inventories

Inventory comprise of television serials which are at lower of cost and net realizable value. Cost is determined on the basis of average cost. Net realizable value represents the estimated selling price for inventories less all estimated costs of completion and costs necessary to make the sale

e) Financial Instruments

Financial assets and financial liabilities are recognized when Company entity becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the instruments.

Financial assets and financial liabilities are initially measured at fair value. Transaction costs that are directly attributable to the acquisition or issue of financial assets and financial liabilities (other than financial assets and financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss) are added to or deducted from the fair value of the financial assets or financial liabilities, as appropriate, on initial recognition. Transaction costs directly attributable to the acquisition of financial assets or financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss are recognized immediately in profit or loss.

Financial Assets

All regular way purchases or sales of financial assets are recognized and derecognized on a trade date basis. Regular way purchases or sales are purchases or sales of financial assets that require delivery of assets within the time frame established by regulation or convention in the marketplace.

All recognized financial assets are subsequently measured in their entirety at either amortized cost or fair value, depending on the classification of the financial assets. All recognized financial assets are subsequently measured at either amortized cost or fair value depending on their respective classification.

Classification of financial assets

Debt instruments that meet the following conditions are subsequently measured at amortized cost (except for debt instruments that are designated as at fair value through profit or loss on initial recognition):

- the asset is held within a business model whose objective is to hold assets in order to collect contractual cash flows; and

- t he contractual terms of the instrument give rise on specified dates to cash flows that are solely payments of principal and interest on the principal amount outstanding.

For the impairment policy on financial assets measured at amortized cost.

Debt instruments that meet the following conditions are subsequently measured at fair value through other comprehensive income (except for debt instruments that are designated as at fair value through profit or loss on initial recognition):

- the asset is held within a business model whose objective is achieved both by collecting contractual cash flows and selling financial assets; and

- I he contractual terms of the instrument give rise on specified dates to cash flows that are solely payments of principal and interest on the principal amount outstanding.

Investments in equity instruments at FVTOCI:

On initial recognition, the Company has made an irrevocable election (on an instrument-by-instrument basis) to present the subsequent changes in fair value in other comprehensive income pertaining to investments in equity instruments. These elected investments are measured at fair value with gains and losses arising from changes in fair value recognized in other comprehensive income and accumulated in the Reserves. The cumulative gain or loss is not reclassified to the statement of profit and loss on disposal of the investments.

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss (FVTPL): Investments in equity instruments are classified as at FVTPL, unless the Company has irrevocably elected on initial recognition to present subsequent changes in fair value in other comprehensive income for investments in equity instruments.

Derecognition of financial assets:

The Company derecognizes a financial asset when the contractual rights to the cash flows from the asset expire, or when it transfers the financial asset and substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership of the asset to another party. On derecognition of a financial asset in its entirety, the difference between the asset''s carrying amount and the sum of the consideration received and receivable and the cumulative gain or loss that had been recognized in other comprehensive income and accumulated in equity is recognized in the statement of profit and loss if such gain or loss would have otherwise been recognized in the statement of profit and loss on disposal of that financial asset.

Financial liabilities and equity instruments:

Debt and equity instruments issued by the Company are classified as either financial liabilities or as equity in accordance with the substance of the contractual arrangements and the definitions of a financial liability and an equity instrument.

Equity instruments:

An equity instrument is any contract that evidences a residual interest in the assets of an entity after deducting all of its liabilities. Equity instruments issued by the Company is recognized at the proceeds received, net of direct issue costs.

Financial Liabilities:

All financial liabilities are measured at amortized cost using the effective interest method or at FVTPL.

Investments in subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures:

The Company accounts for its investments in subsidiaries, associates and joint venture at cost.

f) Revenue recognition

Revenue is recognized as and when the relevant episodes of the programmes (television serials) are telecast on broadcasting channels.

Revenue (income) is recognized when no significant uncertainty as to its determination or realization exists.

Dividend and interest income

Dividend income from investments is recognized when the shareholder''s right to receive payment has been established (provided that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Company and the amount of income can be measured reliably).

Interest income from a financial asset is recognized when it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Company and the amount of income can be measured reliably. Interest income is accrued on a time basis, by reference to the principal outstanding and at the effective interest rate applicable, which is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash receipts through the expected life of the financial asset to that asset''s net carrying amount on initial recognition.

g) Leases

The company as lessee:

Rental expense from operating leases is generally recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the relevant lease. Where the rentals are structured solely to increase in line with expected general inflation to compensate for the lessor''s expected inflationary cost increases, such increases are recognized in the year in which such benefits accrue. Contingent rentals arising under operating leases are recognized as an expense in the period in which they are incurred.

h) Foreign currency transactions

In preparing the financial statements of entity, transactions in currencies other than the entity''s functional currency (foreign currencies) are recognized at the rates of exchange prevailing at the dates of the transactions. At the end of each reporting period, monetary items denominated in foreign currencies are retranslated at the rates prevailing at that date. Non-monetary items carried at fair value that are denominated in foreign currencies are retranslated at the rates prevailing at the date when the fair value was determined. Nonmonetary items that are measured in terms of historical cost in a foreign currency are not retranslated

i) Employee Benefits

Defined Contribution Plans:

The Company contributes towards Provident Fund and Family Pension Fund. Liability in respect thereof is determined on the basis of contribution as required under the Statute / Rules.

Defined Benefit Plans:

The trustees of Balaji Telefilms Limited Employees Group Gratuity Scheme have taken a Group Gratuity cum Life Assurance Policy from the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).

Contributions are made to LIC in respect of gratuity based upon actuarial valuation done at the end of every financial year using ''Projected Unit Credit Method''. Major drivers in actuarial assumptions, typically, are years of service and employee compensation. Gains and losses on changes in actuarial assumptions are accounted in the statement of profit and loss.

j) Taxes on Income:

Current tax is determined as the amount of tax payable in respect of taxable income for the year.

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences of temporary differences between the carrying values of assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets are recognized to the extent that it is probable that future taxable income will be available against which the deductible temporary differences could be utilized.

Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) paid in accordance with the tax laws, which gives future economic benefits in the form of adjustment to future income tax liability, is considered as an asset if there is convincing evidence that the Company will pay normal income tax against which the MAT paid will be adjusted.

k) Provisions

Provisions are recognized when the Company has a present obligation (legal or constructive) as a result of a past event, it is probable that the Company will be required to settle the obligation, and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. The amount recognized as a provision is the best estimate of the consideration required to settle the present obligation at the end of the reporting period, taking into account the risks and uncertainties surrounding the obligation.

l) Critical accounting judgments and key sources of estimation uncertainty

In the application of the Company''s accounting policies, which are described in Note 3, the management is required to make judgments, estimates and assumptions about the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. The estimates and associated assumptions are based on historical experience and other factors that are considered to be relevant. Actual results may differ from these estimates.

The estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Revisions to accounting estimates are recognized in the period in which the estimate is revised if the revision affects only the period of the revision and future periods if the revision affects both current and future periods.


Mar 31, 2015

Basis of accounting and preparation of financial statements

'The financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India (Indian GAAP) to comply with the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 / Companies Act, 1956 as applicable.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financials statements, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, requires estimates and assumptions to be made that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities on the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of the revenue and expenses during the reported year. Differences between the actual results and the estimates are recognized in the year in which the results are known / materialize.

Fixed assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost of acquisition or construction. They are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation / amortisation and impairment loss, if any.

Depreciation / amortisation

Depreciation on tangible fixed assets has been provided on the straight-line method as per the useful life prescribed in Schedule II to the Companies Act, 2013 except for studios and sets which are depreciated as per managements' estimate of their useful life of 3 years.

Leasehold improvements are depreciated over the period of lease on a straight line basis.

Impairment loss

At the end of each year, the Company determines whether a provision should be made for impairment loss on fixed assets by considering the indications that an impairment loss may have occurred in accordance with Accounting Standard 28 on 'Impairment of Assets'. An impairment loss is charged to Statement of Profit and Loss in the year in which, an asset is identified as impaired, when the carrying value of the asset exceeds its recoverable value. The impairment loss recognised in prior accounting periods is reversed if there has been a change in the estimate of recoverable amount.

Investments

Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value. Long-term investments are carried at cost. However, when there is a decline, other than temporary, the carrying amount is reduced to recognise the decline.

Inventories

Inventory comprise of television serials which are at lower of cost and net realisable value. Cost is determined on the basis of average cost.

Revenue recognition

Revenue is recognised as and when the relevant episodes of the programmes (television serials) are telecast on broadcasting channels.

Revenue (income) is recognised when no significant uncertainty as to its determination or realisation exists.

Employee benefits

a) Post employment benefits and other long-term benefits

i) Defined Contribution Plans:

The Company contributes towards Provident Fund and Family Pension Fund. Liability in respect thereof is determined on the basis of contribution as required under the Statute / Rules.

ii) Defined Benefit Plans:

The trustees of Balaji Telefilms Limited Employees Group Gratuity Scheme have taken a Group Gratuity cum Life Assurance Policy from the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).

Contributions are made to LIC in respect of gratuity based upon actuarial valuation done at the end of every financial year using 'Projected Unit Credit Method. Major drivers in actuarial assumptions, typically, are years of service and employee compensation. Gains and losses on changes in actuarial assumptions are accounted in the statement of profit and loss.

b) Short-term Employee Benefits:

Short-term employee benefits are recognised as an expense at the undiscounted amount in the Statement of Profit and Loss of the year in which the related service is rendered.

Foreign currency transactions

Transactions in foreign currency are recorded at the original rates of exchange in force at the time the transactions are effected. At the year-end, monetary items denominated in foreign currency are reported using the closing rates of exchange. Exchange differences arising thereon and on realisation / payment of foreign exchange are accounted in the relevant year as income or expense.

Borrowing costs

Borrowing costs that are attributable to the acquisition, construction or production of qualifying assets are capitalised as part of the cost of such assets. A qualifying asset is one that necessarily takes a substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use. All other borrowing costs are charged to revenue.

Operating leases

Assets taken on lease under which, all the risks and rewards of the ownership are effectively retained by the lessor are classified as operating lease. Lease payments under operating leases are recognized as expenses in accordance with the respective lease agreements.

Taxes on income

Tax expense comprises of current tax and deferred tax.

Current tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to / recovered from the tax authorities, using the applicable tax rates.

Deferred income tax reflect the current period timing differences between taxable income and accounting income for the period and reversal of timing differences of earlier years / period. Deferred tax assets are recognized only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future income will be available except that the deferred tax assets, in case there are unabsorbed depreciation and losses, are recognized if there is a virtual certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available to realize the same.

Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) credit entitlement is recognized in accordance with the Guidance Note on "Accounting for credit available in respect of Minimum Alternate Tax under the Income-tax Act, 1961" issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

Provisions and Contingencies

Provision is recognized in the accounts when there is a present obligation as a result of past event/s and it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation. Contingent liabilities, if any, are disclosed in the notes to the financial statements.


Mar 31, 2014

NOTE 1 CORPORATE INFORMATION

Balaji Telefilms Limited was incorporated on November 10, 1994 under the Companies Act, 1956. The Company has established itself as a leader in television content in India par ticularly for Hindi language content and has also successfully ventured in the regional television content market and event business.

Basis of accounting and preparation of financial statements

The financial statements have been prepared to comply with accounting principles generally accepted in India, the Accounting Standards (AS) notified under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006 and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. The financial statements have been prepared in the format prescribed by the Revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financials statements, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, requires estimates and assumptions to be made that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities on the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of the revenue and expenses during the reported year. Differences between the actual results and the estimates are recognized in the year in which the results are known / materialize.

Fixed assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost of acquisition or construction. They are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation / amortisation and impairment loss, if any.

Depreciation / Amortisation

Depreciation on fixed assets is provided on straight line basis in accordance with provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 at the rates and in the manner specified in schedule XIV of this Act except for the following fixed assets which are depreciated as per management estimates of their useful life which are as under:

Studios and Sets @ 33.33%

Leasehold improvements are amortised over the period of lease

Impairment loss

Impairment loss is provided to the extent the carrying amount of assets exceeds their recoverable amounts. Recoverable amount is the higher of an asset''s net selling price and its value in use. Value in use is the present value of estimated future cash flows expected to arise from the continuing use of the asset and from its disposal at the end of its useful life. Net selling price is the amount obtainable from sale of the asset in an arm''s length transaction between knowledgeable, willing parties, less the costs of disposal.

Investments

Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value. Long term investments are carried at cost. However, when there is a decline, other than temporary, the carrying amount is reduced to recognise the decline.

Inventories

Items of inventory are valued at lower of cost and net realisable value. Cost is determined on the following basis:

Tapes : First In First Out

Television serials : Average cost

Revenue recognition

a) In respect of sponsored programmes, revenue is recognised as and when the relevant episodes of the programmes are telecast.

b) In respect of commissioned programmes, revenue is recognised as and when the relevant episodes of the programmes are telecast on broadcasting channels.

In all other cases, revenue (income) is recognised when no significant uncertainty as to its determination or realisation exists.

Employee benefits

a) Post employment benefits and other long term benefits

i) Defined Contribution Plans:

The Company contributes towards Provident Fund and Family Pension Fund. Liability in respect thereof is determined on the basis of contribution as required under the Statute / Rules.

ii) Defined Benefit Plans:

The trustees of Balaji Telefilms Limited Employees Group Gratuity Scheme have taken a Group Gratuity cum Life Assurance Policy from the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).

Contributions are made to LIC in respect of gratuity based upon actuarial valuation done at the end of every financial year using ''Projected Unit Credit Method''. Major drivers in actuarial assumptions, typically, are years of service and employee compensation. Gains and losses on changes in actuarial assumptions are accounted in the statement of profit and loss.

b) Short Term Employee Benefits:

Short term employee benefits are recognised as an expense at the undiscounted amount in the statement of profit and loss of the year in which the related service is rendered.

Foreign currency transactions

Transactions in foreign currency are recorded at the original rates of exchange in force at the time the transactions are effected. At the year end, monetary items denominated in foreign currency are reported using the closing rates of exchange. Exchange differences arising thereon and on realisation / payment of foreign exchange are accounted in the relevant year as income or expense.

Borrowing costs

Borrowing costs that are attributable to the acquisition, construction or production of qualifying assets are capitalised as part of the cost of such assets. A qualifying asset is one that necessarily takes a substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use. All other borrowing costs are charged to revenue.

Operating leases

Assets taken on lease under which, all the risks and rewards of the ownership are effectively retained by the lessor are classified as operating lease. Lease payments under operating leases are recognized as expenses in accordance with the respective lease agreements.

Taxes on income

Tax expense comprises of current tax and deferred tax.

Current tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to / recovered from the tax authorities, using the applicable tax rates.

Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) paid in accordance with the tax laws, which gives future economic benefits in the form of adjustment to future income tax liability, is considered as an asset if there is convincing evidence that the Company will pay normal income tax. Accordingly, MAT is recognised as an asset in the Balance Sheet when it is probable that future economic benefit associated with it will flow to the Company.

Deferred income tax reflect the current period timing differences between taxable income and accounting income for the period and reversal of timing differences of earlier years / period. Deferred tax assets are recognized only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty, that sufficient future income will be available except that the deferred tax assets, in case there are unabsorbed depreciation and losses, are recognized if there is a virtual certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available to realize the same.

Provisions and Contingencies

Provision is recognized in the accounts when there is a present obligation as a result of past event/s and it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation. Contingent liabilities, if any, are disclosed in the notes to the financial statements.


Mar 31, 2012

BASIS OF PREPARATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention on accrual basis of accounting and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in India, the Accounting Standard notified under the Companies (Accounting Standard) Rules, 2006 and relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. The financial statements have been prepared in the format prescribed by the Revised Schedule VI to the Act.

USE OF ESTIMATES

The preparation of financial statements, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, requires estimates and assumptions to be made that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities on the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of the revenue and expenses during the reported year. Differences between the actual results and the estimates are recognized in the year in which the results are known / materialized.

FIXED ASSETS

Fixed assets are stated at cost of acquisition or construction. They are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation / amortization and impairment loss, if any.

DEPRECIATION / AMORTISATION

Depreciation on fixed assets is provided on straight line basis in accordance with provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 at the rates and in the manner specified in schedule XIV of this Act except for the following fixed assets which are depreciated as per management estimates of their useful life which are as under:

Studios and sets @ 33.33%

Leasehold improvements are amortized over the period of lease IMPAIRMENT LOSS

Impairment loss is provided to the extent the carrying amount of assets exceeds their recoverable amounts. Recoverable amount is the higher of an asset's net selling price and its value in use. Value in use is the present value of estimated future cash flows expected to arise from the continuing use of the asset and from its disposal at the end of its useful life. Net selling price is the amount obtainable from sale of the asset in an arm's length transaction between knowledgeable, willing parties, less the costs of disposal.

investments

Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value. Long term investments are carried at cost. However, when there is a decline, other than temporary, the carrying amount is reduced to recognize the decline.

INVENTORIES

Items of inventory are valued at lower of cost and net realizable value. Cost is determined on the following basis : Tapes : First In First Out

Television serials : Average cost

Unamortized cost of content : The cost of content is amortized in the ratio of current revenue to expected total revenue. At the end of each accounting period, balance unamortized cost is compared with net expected revenue. If net expected revenue is less than unamortized cost, the same is written down to net expected revenue.

REVENUE RECOGNITION

a) In respect of sponsored programmes, revenue is recognized as and when the relevant episodes of the programmes are telecast.

b) In respect of commissioned programmes, revenue is recognized as and when the relevant episodes of the programmes are delivered to the channels.

In all other cases, revenue (income) is recognized when no significant uncertainty as to its determination or realization exists.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

a) Post employment benefits and other long term benefits

i) Defined Contribution Plans

The Company contributes towards Provident Fund and Family Pension Fund. Liability in respect thereof is determined on the basis of contribution as required under the Statue / Rules.

ii) Defined Benefit Plans

The trustees of Balaji Telefilms Limited Employees Group Gratuity Scheme have taken a Group Gratuity cum Life Assurance Policy from the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).

Contributions are made to LIC in respect of gratuity based upon actuarial valuation done at the end of every financial year using 'Projected Unit Credit Method' Major drivers in actuarial assumptions, typically, are years of service and employee compensation. Gains and losses on changes in actuarial assumptions are accounted in the profit and loss account.

b) Short Term Employee Benefits

Short term employee benefits are recognized as an expense at the undiscounted amount in the profit and loss account of the year in which the related service is rendered.

FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS

Transactions in foreign currency are recorded at the original rates of exchange in force at the time the transactions are affected. At the year end, monetary items denominated in foreign currency are reported using the closing rates of exchange. Exchange differences arising thereon and on realization / payment of foreign exchange are accounted in the relevant year as income or expense.

BORROWING COSTS

Borrowing costs that are attributable to the acquisition, construction or production of qualifying assets are capitalized as part of the cost of such assets. A qualifying asset is one that necessarily takes a substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use. All other borrowing costs are charged to revenue.

OPERATING LEASES

Assets taken on lease under which, all the risks and rewards of the ownership are effectively retained by the less or are classified as operating lease. Lease payments under operating leases are recognized as expenses in accordance with the respective lease agreements.

taxes ON income

Tax expense comprises of current tax and deferred tax.

Current tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to / recovered from the tax authorities, using the applicable tax rates.

Deferred income tax reflect the current period timing differences between taxable income and accounting income for the period and reversal of timing differences of earlier years / period. Deferred tax assets are recognized only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty, that sufficient future income will be available except that the deferred tax assets, in case there are unabsorbed depreciation and losses, are recognized if there is a virtual certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available to realize the same.

provisions AND CONTINGENCIES

Provisions are recognized when the Company has a legal and constructive obligation as a result of a past event, for which it is probable that cash outflow will be required and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. Contingent liabilities are disclosed when the Company has a possible or present obligation where it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle it. Contingent assets are neither recognized nor disclosed.


Mar 31, 2011

Basis of preparation of financial statements

The financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention on accrual basis of accounting and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in India, the Accounting Standard notified under the Companies (Accounting Standard) Rules, 2006 and relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, requires estimates and assumptions to be made that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities on the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of the revenue and expenses during the reported year. Differences between the actual results and the estimates are recognized in the year in which the results are known / materialized

Fixed assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost of acquisition or construction. They are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation/amortization and impairment loss, if any.

Depreciation /Amortization

Depreciation on fixed assets is provided on straight line basis in accordance with provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 at the rates and in the manner specified in schedule XIV of this Act except for the following fixed assets which are depreciated as per management estimates of their useful life which are as under:

Studios and sets® 33.33%

Leasehold improvements are amortized over the period of lease

Impairment loss

Impairment loss is provided to the extent the carrying amount of assets exceeds their recoverable amounts. Recoverable amount is the higher of an asset's net selling price and its value in use. Value in use is the present value of estimated future cash flows expected to arise from the continuing use of the asset and from its disposal at the end of its useful life. Net selling price is the amount obtainable from sale of the asset in an arm's length transaction between knowledgeable, willing parties, less the costs of disposal.

Investments

Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value. Long term investments are carried at cost. However, when there is a decline, other than temporary, the carrying amount is reduced to recognize the decline

Inventories

Items of inventory are valued at lower of cost and net realizable value. Cost is determined on the following basis:

Tapes : First In First Out

Television serials : Average cost

Unamortized cost of content : The cost of content is amortized in the ratio of current revenue to expected total revenue. At the end of each accounting period, balance unamortized cost is compared with net expected revenue. If net expected revenue is less than unamortized cost, the same is written down to net expected revenue.

Revenue recognition

a) In respect of sponsored programmes, revenue is recognized as and when the relevant episodes of the programmes are telecast

b) In respect of commissioned programmes, revenue is recognized as and when the relevant episodes of the programmes are delivered to the channels

In all other cases, revenue (income) is recognized when no significant uncertainty as to its determination or realization exists

Employee benefits

a) Post employment benefits and other long term benefits

i) Defined Contribution Plans

The Company contributes towards Provident Fund and Family Pension Fund. Liability in respect thereof is determined on the basis of contribution as required under the Statute / Rules

i) Defined Benefit Plans:

The Trustees of Balaji Telefilms Limited Employees Group Gratuity Scheme have taken a Group Gratuity cum Life Assurance Policy from the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).

Contributions are made to LIC in respect of gratuity based upon actuarial valuation done at the end of every financial year using 'Projected Unit Credit Method' Major drivers in actuarial assumptions, typically, are years of service and employee compensation Gains and losses on changes in actuarial assumptions are accounted in the Profit and Loss Account

b) Short Term Employee Benefits:

Short-term employee benefits are recognized as an expense at the undiscounted amount in the Profit and Loss Account of the year in which the related service is rendered

Foreign currency transactions

Transactions in foreign currency are recorded at the original rates of exchange in force at the time the transactions are effected. At the year end, monetary items denominated in foreign currency are reported using the closing rates of exchange. Exchange differences arising thereon and on realisation / payment of foreign exchange are accounted in the relevant year as income or expense

Borrowing costs

Borrowing costs that are attributable to the acquisition, construction or production of qualifying assets are capitalised as part of the cost of such assets. A qualifying asset is one that necessarily takes a substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use. All other borrowing costs are charged to revenue

Operating leases

Assets taken on lease under which, all the risks and rewards of the ownership are effectively retained by the lessor are classified as operating lease. Lease payments under operating leases are recognised as expenses in accordance with the respective lease agreements

Taxes on income

Tax expense comprises of current tax and deferred tax

Current tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to / recovered from the tax authorities, using the applicable tax rates

Deferred income tax reflect the current period timing differences between taxable income and accounting income for the period and reversal of timing differences of earlier years/period. Deferred tax assets are recognised only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future income will be available except that the deferred tax assets, in case there are unabsorbed depreciation and losses, are recognised if there is a virtual certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available to realise the same. (Refer note 11 below)

Provisions and Contingencies

Provisions are recognised when the Company has a legal and constructive obligation as a result of a past event, for which it is probable that cash outflow will be required and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. Contingent liabilities are disclosed when the Company has a possible or present obligation where it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle it. Contingent assets are neither recognised nor disclosed


Mar 31, 2010

Basis of preparation of fnancial statements

The fnancial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention on accrual basis of accounting and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in India, the Accounting Standard notifed under the Companies (Accounting Standard) Rules, 2006 and relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of fnancials statements, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, requires estimates and assumptions to be made that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities on the date of the fnancial statements and the reported amounts of the revenue and expenses during the reported year. Differences between the actual results and the estimates are recognised in the year in which the results are known / materialised.

Fixed assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost of acquisition or construction. They are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation / amortisation and impairment loss, if any.

Depreciation / Amortisation

Depreciation on fixed assets is provided on straight line basis in accordance with provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 at the rates and in the manner specified in schedule XIV of this Act except for the following fixed assets which are depreciated as per management estimates of their useful life which are as under : Studios and sets @ 33.33%

Leasehold improvements are amortised over the period of lease.

Impairment loss

Impairment loss is provided to the extent the carrying amount of assets exceeds their recoverable amounts. Recoverable amount is the higher of an asset’s net selling price and its value in use. Value in use is the present value of estimated future cash fows expected to arise from the continuing use of the asset and from its disposal at the end of its useful life. Net selling price is the amount obtainable from sale of the asset in an arm’s length transaction between knowledgeable, willing parties, less the costs of disposal.

Investments

Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value. Long term investments are carried at cost. However, when there is a decline, other than temporary, the carrying amount is reduced to recognise the decline.

Inventories

Items of inventory are valued at lower of cost and net realisable value. Cost is determined on the following basis :

Tapes : First In First Out

Television serials : Average cost

Unamortised cost of conten : The cost of content is amortised in the ratio of current revenue to expected total revenue. At the end of each accounting period, balance unamortised cost is compared with net expected revenue. If net expected revenue is less than unamortised cost, the same is written down to net expected revenue

Revenue recognition

a) In respect of sponsored programmes, revenue is recognised as and when the relevant episodes of the programmes are telecast.

b) In respect of commissioned programmes, revenue is recognised as and when the relevant episodes of the programmes are delivered to the channels.

In all other cases, revenue (income) is recognised when no signifcant uncertainty as to its determination or realisation exists.

Employee benefts

a) Post employment benefts and other long term benefts

i) Defned Contribution Plans:

The Company contributes towards Provident Fund and Family Pension Fund. Liability in respect thereof is determined on the basis of contribution as required under the Statue / Rules.

ii) Defned Beneft Plans:

The trustees of Balaji Teleflms Limited Employees Group Gratuity Scheme have taken a Group Gratuity cum Life Assurance Policy from the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).

Contributions are made to LIC in respect of gratuity based upon actuarial valuation done at the end of every fnancial year using Projected Unit Credit Method’. Major drivers in actuarial assumptions, typically, are years of service and employee compensation. Gains and losses on changes in actuarial assumptions are accounted in the Proft and Loss account.

b) Short Term Employee Benefts

Short term employee benefts are recognised as an expense at the undiscounted amount in the Proft and Loss account of the year in which the related service is rendered.

Foreign currency transactions

Transactions in foreign currency are recorded at the original rates of exchange in force at the time the transactions are effected. At the year end, monetary items denominated in foreign currency are reported using the closing rates of exchange. Exchange differences arising thereon and on realisation / payment of foreign exchange are accounted in the relevant year as income or expense.

Borrowing costs

Borrowing costs that are attributable to the acquisition, construction or production of qualifying assets are capitalised as part of the cost of such assets. A qualifying asset is one that necessarily takes a substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use. All other borrowing costs are charged to revenue.

Operating leases

Assets taken on lease under which, all the risks and rewards of the ownership are effectively retained by the lessor are classifed as operating lease. Lease payments under operating leases are recognised as expenses in accordance with the respective lease agreements.

Taxes on income

Tax expense comprises of current tax, deferred tax and fringe beneft tax.

Current tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to / recovered from the tax authorities, using the applicable tax rates.

Deferred income tax refect the current period timing differences between taxable income and accounting income for the period and reversal of timing differences of earlier years / period. Deferred tax assets are recognized only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty, that suffcient future income will be available except that the deferred tax assets, in case there are unabsorbed depreciation and losses, are recognized if there is a virtual certainty that suffcient future taxable income will be available to realize the same. (Refer note 11 below)

Fringe benefts tax is recognised in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and the Guidance Note on Fringe Benefts Tax issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

Tax on distributed profts payable in accordance with the provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961 is disclosed in accordance with the Guidance Note on Accounting for Corporate Dividend Tax issued by the ICAI.

Provisions and Contingencies

Provisions are recognised when the Company has a legal and constructive obligation as a result of a past event, for which it is probable that cash outfow will be required and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. Contingent liabilities are disclosed when the Company has a possible or present obligation where it is not probable that an outfow of resources will be required to settle it. Contingent assets are neither recognised nor disclosed.

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